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The Lost Bridle Paths of Beverly Hills

From 1923 until the 1960s, pathways dedicated to horse travel ran down the center of several Beverly Hills streets.

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How a Health Guru Helped L.A. Discover its Hiking Trails

In the 1920s and '30s, health guru Paul Bragg led huge group hikes into the Hollywood Hills and San Gabriel Mountains.

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When Oxnard Beach Became 'Hollywood-by-the-Sea'

Never mind that Tinseltown was fifty miles away. In 1926, one Ventura County beach became Hollywood-by-the-Sea.

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When PCH Blasted Through Point Mugu

Today, Pacific Coast Highway passes effortlessly through Point Mugu between Oxnard and Malibu. But when highway engineers began ...

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